COVID-19



And finally... fashion fix

Ralph Lauren is the latest designer brand to offer help during the global coronavirus pandemic, as it announced it would start making medical masks and isolation gowns.

Published 27 March 2020

RBS offers business interruption loans without personal guarantees

The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced that it will not be insisting on personal guarantees to issue government-backed emergency loans to business owners, whilst banks across the UK face criticisms for implementing such procedures. 

Published 26 March 2020

Directors urge government to relax insolvency rules to save businesses

Directors across the UK are asking the government for a temporary indemnity which allows them to keep technically insolvent firms in operation during the coronavirus pandemic without fear of legal action.

Published 26 March 2020

Dunedin Enterprise Investment Trust increases dividend despite coronavirus concerns

Edinburgh-based Dunedin Enterprise Investment Trust (PLC) has increased its final dividend share from 2p to 5p despite the global economic worries over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 26 March 2020

RBS outlines support for customers during lockdown

The Royal Bank of Scotland issued a letter to MPs yesterday outlining its support for customers during the current COVID-19 lockdown. The measures include fee-free loans and overdrafts.

Published 26 March 2020

Richard Godden: Coronavirus pandemic - do you still have to carry out your contracts?

Richard Godden, partner and member of Blackadders' dispute resolution team, details whether businesses still have to carry out their contracts during the coronavirus lock down.

Published 26 March 2020

Property owners shift from short to long term letting, says DJ Alexander

Property owners are shifting from short to long term letting as coronavirus hits holiday lets, according to DJ Alexander.

Published 26 March 2020

Over 20,000 stores expected to remain closed after coronavirus crisis

A total of 20,620 stores are expected to remain closed permanently in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, according to new estimates from the Centre for Retail Research (CRR).

Published 26 March 2020

Coronavirus will 'undoubtedly' alter shape of Scottish economy, says Fraser of Allander Institute

The coronavirus outbreak has already led to a sharp economic downturn in Scotland; one that will undoubtedly change the shape of our economy in the long-run, according to the Fraser of Allander Institute.

Published 26 March 2020

Corporate reporting rules relaxed: FCA, FRC and PRA announcement in light of coronavirus outbreak

In response to the current COVID-19 situation, the Financial Conduct Authority (FRC), Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) are today announcing a series of actions to ensure information continues to flow to investors and support the continued functioning of the UK’s capital markets.

Published 26 March 2020

Gilson Gray launches emergency hotline for coronavirus advice

Legal, finance and property firm Gilson Gray has created an emergency hotline for all queries and issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 26 March 2020

FSB: Self-employed play a key role in every community in Scotland

Figures released by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Scotland show that there are thousands of self-employed people in every Scottish local authority area that could require income support during the coronavirus outbreak.  

Published 26 March 2020

CIOT welcomes change which will make it easier to produce more hand sanitiser

The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has welcomed the easing of a tax rule which should lead to the production of more hand sanitizers to deal with the outbreak of COVID-19.

Published 26 March 2020

KPMG appointed administrators of Remnant Kings

KPMG has been appointed as administrators of Glasgow-based fabric and soft-furnishing company Remnant Kings Central Limited.

Published 25 March 2020

£1 billion business support fund opens

The Scottish Government has launched a £1 billion business support fund meaning businesses can now apply for grants to help them deal with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 25 March 2020